Introduction to Cryptography - Archived material for the year 2016-2017

2016-2017
Lecturer(s): 
Dr Ali El Kaafarani
General Prerequisites: 

Elementary number theory, introductory probability, basic concepts of computer
science, and algebra 1.

Course Term: 
Michaelmas
Course Overview: 

This course is an introduction to the foundations of modern cryptography. It will cover different existing security definitions, proofs by reductions, private/public key cryptosystems and their underlying computational hardness assumptions.

Reading List: 

Katz, Jonathan, and Yehuda Lindell. Introduction to modern cryptography. CRC Press, 2014.
Smart, Nigel Paul. Cryptography: an introduction. New York: McGrawHill, 2003.
Galbraith, Steven D. Mathematics of public key cryptography. Cambridge University Press, 2012.